Beilschmiedia micrantha Merr.,
Pl. Elm. Born. (1929)
Latin for 'with small spines'.
Beilschmiedia micrantha var. latifolia Merr.
Upper canopy tree up to 44 m tall and 103 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate to opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 2 mm
diameter, white-yellow-pink, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 21 mm long,
blue-purple, fleshy drupes.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and coastal forests up to 200 m altitude.
Usually on alluvial (periodically inundated) sites and along rivers, but also on
hillsides. On sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a
pre-disturbance remnant tree.
In Borneo collected in Sabah and East-Kalimantan.